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Mechanical Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-713722
    • Job Location: Dallas, TX
      Fort Worth Texas
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 02, 2019
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Job Reference: OPS/JM
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Job Description:

ARDEX Americas (www.ArdexAmericas.com), is a Global industry leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance specialty building materials. Our success is built on trusted products, an innovative growth culture and an empowered team. You will benefit from competitive compensation plus benefits packages, and a focus on work/life balance.  ARDEX is the recipient of PHRA’s Innovative People Practices Award for Learning and Development, 2017, AND 2018!!


We are immediately hiring a Mechanical Engineer, for our Mansfield TX, production facility.

The successful candidate will be technically experienced, with a “hands-on” on approach to plant maintenance, while staying continuously focused on production improvement efficiencies.   

Ideally, you will have a minimum of 5/6 years’ experience within a plant maintenance function, and have some team supervisory experience, or have the ability and desire to develop into a leadership position.  

You will enjoy leading and implementing capital projects, working directly with the Plant Manager, and Operations team, and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and commitment to plant efficiency.

With 5 manufacturing plants in the U.S., and ongoing expansion of our existing manufacturing operations, this is an excellent opportunity to take the next step in your manufacturing career. This role offers a unique opportunity to have a broad role within manufacturing, and a strong career path within plant leadership for the right individual.

Responsibilities/Key Processes:

  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the manufacturing process and procedures from raw material receipt through finished goods packaging
  • Understand plant key performance indicators (KPIs) and continuously engage in work aimed at analyzing, identifying and implementing improvements in manufacturing processes, equipment and all plant related technology
  • Manage capital and engineering projects of moderate scope under the direction of the Plant Manager and/or Corporate Senior Engineering Manager
  • Be the owner of the computerized maintenance system in the Mansfield plant and support the Plant Manager and maintenance team in the use of the system
  • Assist with the development of the annual capital budget for the Mansfield plant
  • Document and monitor the relationship between the plant’s production processes and the environment and provide leadership in continuously reducing all plant waste streams
  • Assist Plant Manager with environmental regulatory reporting and all other compliance activity

Experience and Skills:

Skills/Attributes Required:

  • Minimum 5 years plant maintenance experience is highly desirable
  • Process and equipment troubleshooting capability
  • Industrial equipment electrical & mechanical knowledge
  • Project management skills and the ability to work independently while managing several projects or activities in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of 5S and Lean principles
  • Good financial management, change management, and conflict management skills
  • Good writing, public speaking, listening and interpersonal skills
  • Customer focused, results driven and self-motivated, with the ability to inspire and energize others
  • Solution driven with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  Initiates action and execution.
  • Sound business judgment, decisiveness and the ability to delegate when necessary
  • Demonstrates positive leadership qualities: empowers others, and encourages and builds talent
  • Collaborative with the ability to influence in order to drive change
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift to 55 pounds occasionally, able to move 75-100-pound loads with mechanical assistance.
  • Ability to stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time, occasionally kneeling and bending.


  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor’s degree is required in Engineering.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus.  Company iPhone and Surface Laptop
  • Flexible work initiatives (job and department dependent)
  • Immediate Paid Time off (PTO) eligibility, and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • 401K match
  • Vision, Medical (immediately eligible 1st of month following date of hire, Dental
  • Tuition reimbursement program (up to $5,500 annually)
  • Employee development and leadership development programs
  • Reduced gym memberships, wellness programs, pet insurance, Tickets at Work, community support and volunteer initiatives, - and more!!

About ARDEX: Want to put your career on a solid foundation?

As a family-owned company, our employees are the foundation of what we do, and enjoy an open culture that promotes diversity, team-spirit, innovation, and excellence in all we do. ARDEX employs almost 400 people in North America, and over 3,000 worldwide.

Our North America corporate offices are located in Beaver County, (20 minutes North of Pittsburgh International Airport), within a picturesque woodland setting with free parking facilities, onsite Zumba classes, monthly massages (paid and free!), a relaxed business casual dress code including jeans and sneakers, and regular onsite employee events!

Should you experience any difficulties using our online application database, simply send your resume and cover letter to Careers@ArdexAmericas.com